Israel & Palestine

An unequal struggle

In a recent (November) visit to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Hebron, Tiberias, Ramallah, and other points in Israel and the West Bank, I heard it said that a reporter who spends a week on such a tour can write a book on his return. If you stay a month, you may be able to do an article. A year, and you get a major case of writer’s block. Too much complexity, too many contradictions.

Well, I arrived on a Saturday and left on the...

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About the Author

The late Robert G. Hoyt was senior writer at Commonweal from 1988 to 2002.

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